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(CNN)   How successful is Apple? Its wealth is twice the size of the richest man who ever lived, William the Bastard   (money.cnn.com) divider line 19
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2012-08-21 02:39:51 AM
Still haven't gotten over the Norman Invasion?
 
2012-08-21 09:18:29 AM
I am not attending Apple's funeral.
 
2012-08-21 09:28:44 AM
glad you called him the bastard... damn bastard killed the english language
 
2012-08-21 10:21:37 AM
The inevitable collapse of this company will be fun to watch, especially when the fanboys and hipsters start jumping off bridges and tall buildings.
 
2012-08-21 10:29:34 AM
And it's still less than 1967 IBM when adjusted for inflation.
 
2012-08-21 11:06:07 AM

cmunic8r99: And it's still less than 1967 IBM when adjusted for inflation.


Its less than a lot of companies/families adjusted for inflation.
 
2012-08-21 11:20:42 AM
Thats William the Conqueror to you, bub.
 
2012-08-21 11:36:53 AM

Mechdemon: Thats William the Conqueror to you, bub.


Wait till he cuts off subby's nose for that insult. You don't mess with Normans. Well unless you can keep your damn army in formation at the top of the hill to stop the cavalry charges. Dumbarses.
 
2012-08-21 11:40:53 AM

Dick Gozinya: The inevitable collapse of this company will be fun to watch, especially when the fanboys and hipsters start jumping off bridges and tall buildings.


Inevitable collapse? Is that the one that was going to happen when iPod sales died off? Or when the iPhone tanked? Or the Apple Stores went down the tubes? Or the one that would follow the total failure of the iPad?

You iHaters make those mythical fanboys seem like logical, impartial observers.
 
2012-08-21 11:45:21 AM
Why are we comparing the wealth of corporations to that of individuals? Many corps out-pace entire nations. Not really all that interesting.

But good for Apple investors. Wish I were one of them. Back when shares were affordable, I wasn't in any position to invest in anything beyond one meal per day.

Hate the products. Hate the company attitude toward their customers. Love that profit.
 
2012-08-21 11:49:54 AM

limeyfellow: Mechdemon: Thats William the Conqueror to you, bub.

Wait till he cuts off subby's nose for that insult. You don't mess with Normans. Well unless you can keep your damn army in formation at the top of the hill to stop the cavalry charges. Dumbarses.


they were tired, they had to fight a decent army (some scandinavians) the day before.
 
2012-08-21 12:14:05 PM

Dick Gozinya: The inevitable collapse of this company will be fun to watch, especially when the fanboys and hipsters start jumping off bridges and tall buildings.


I'm sure you'll be masturbating furiously.
 
2012-08-21 01:12:59 PM

bingethinker: Dick Gozinya: The inevitable collapse of this company will be fun to watch, especially when the fanboys and hipsters start jumping off bridges and tall buildings.

Inevitable collapse? Is that the one that was going to happen when iPod sales died off? Or when the iPhone tanked? Or the Apple Stores went down the tubes? Or the one that would follow the total failure of the iPad?

Nope. It's what happened the last time Steve Jobs went away. Only that this time he won't be able to return.


Or will he?

 
2012-08-21 01:44:09 PM

pute kisses like a man: limeyfellow: Mechdemon: Thats William the Conqueror to you, bub.

Wait till he cuts off subby's nose for that insult. You don't mess with Normans. Well unless you can keep your damn army in formation at the top of the hill to stop the cavalry charges. Dumbarses.

they were tired, they had to fight a decent army (some scandinavians) the day before.


A couple of weeks, actually, followed by a long march from York.
 
2012-08-21 02:08:17 PM
Per a friend's facebook post:

"The news today is reporting that Apple is now the most valuable company of all time today hitting a market cap. of ~620 billion. Not bad, but that's a bit misleading as it doesn't count private and state held companies.

Take Saudi Arabia's national oil company, Saudi Aramco, for example. It was worth an estimated 780 billion. In 2005. Today estimates range from a pathetic 2 trillion to a respectable 7 trillion. Just saying."
 
2012-08-21 02:31:53 PM

The Z Spot: Per a friend's facebook post:

"The news today is reporting that Apple is now the most valuable company of all time today hitting a market cap. of ~620 billion. Not bad, but that's a bit misleading as it doesn't count private and state held companies.

Take Saudi Arabia's national oil company, Saudi Aramco, for example. It was worth an estimated 780 billion. In 2005. Today estimates range from a pathetic 2 trillion to a respectable 7 trillion. Just saying."


Yeah but if they reported on that then it wouldn't be news.
 
2012-08-21 05:18:13 PM

bingethinker: Dick Gozinya: The inevitable collapse of this company will be fun to watch, especially when the fanboys and hipsters start jumping off bridges and tall buildings.

Inevitable collapse? Is that the one that was going to happen when iPod sales died off? Or when the iPhone tanked? Or the Apple Stores went down the tubes? Or the one that would follow the total failure of the iPad?

You iHaters make those mythical fanboys seem like logical, impartial observers.


Every company eventually collapses. Hold any stock long enough and it becomes virtually worthless. Sometimes it can take a long time and it doesn't mean the company is dead, just imploded.

Example: the Hudson Bay Company. Once owned and controlled much of Canada, still exists as a department store. Imploded.

Frankly though stock valuations don't mean much to me. They talk about "wealth" which is different than "how much to buy the company's stock." In terms of cash on hand they are damn impressive. I disagree with allowing companies to hoard cash (I would like to see all these "war chests" returned to investors as dividends) but Apple has played the game very, very well.

It will still implode though, as will IBM and Microsoft. Nobody escapes the cycle.
 
2012-08-21 05:20:42 PM

BolloxReader: bingethinker: Dick Gozinya: The inevitable collapse of this company will be fun to watch, especially when the fanboys and hipsters start jumping off bridges and tall buildings.

Inevitable collapse? Is that the one that was going to happen when iPod sales died off? Or when the iPhone tanked? Or the Apple Stores went down the tubes? Or the one that would follow the total failure of the iPad?

You iHaters make those mythical fanboys seem like logical, impartial observers.

Every company eventually collapses. Hold any stock long enough and it becomes virtually worthless. Sometimes it can take a long time and it doesn't mean the company is dead, just imploded.

Example: the Hudson Bay Company. Once owned and controlled much of Canada, still exists as a department store. Imploded.

Frankly though stock valuations don't mean much to me. They talk about "wealth" which is different than "how much to buy the company's stock." In terms of cash on hand they are damn impressive. I disagree with allowing companies to hoard cash (I would like to see all these "war chests" returned to investors as dividends) but Apple has played the game very, very well.

It will still implode though, as will IBM and Microsoft. Nobody escapes the cycle.


Nonsense. My Studebaker stock is still worth something.
 
2012-08-22 09:22:43 PM
Apple stock will keep going up, forever. Just like sales of disco records in 1976.

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